Sunday, November 04, 2018

Local Hive Honey Has Honey From 16 Different Locations Around The US!

Greeley, CO – October, 2018 – Local Hive™ from Rice’s Honey®, a leading producer of high quality, U.S. only raw & unfiltered honey since 1924, wants to help you put the twinkle into your holidays with their locally produced honey varietals. Perfect for your holiday table and every day, Local Hive from Rice’s Honey offers 16 different local varietals of raw honey honey including Local New England, Local Northeast, Local Florida, Authentic Clover & Authentic Wildflower. With your loved ones gathered around the table, whether it’s for a comforting hot drink during the cold days of winter or to enjoy your favorite Christmas cookies, the taste of real honey from Local Hive™ will help you create fond memories.

All Local Hive™ honeys are sourced exclusively in the U.S. and bottled in Greeley, Colorado.  The team at Local Hive™ work directly with local beekeepers across the U.S., to ensure each varietal yields incredibly delicious and subtly different natural flavors that will be great additions to your family recipes and holiday memories.

Raw, unfiltered honey also offers many health benefits including being rich in antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes and pollen.  Unlike processed unnatural sugars or sweeteners, Local Hive™ honey offers transparency, as each natural varietal is made so local it’s “made right in your own back yard”.

Very similar to wine, where you taste and see the difference between varietals, Local Hive™ from Rice’s Honey® also imparts specific flavors in each of the honeys they produce.  From Washington to Florida each varietal is unique. 

  • Local Hive New England Honey
Floral Sources: Basswood, Berries, Clover, Goldenrod
*Flavor is bold and robust. Northeast honeys are much darker than anywhere else.

  •  Local Hive Florida Honey
Floral Sources: Citrus, Brazilian Pepper, Clover, Gallberry, Tupelo      
*Flavor is a bit fruity with a hint of spice.

  • Local Hive Colorado Honey
Floral Sources: Clover, Alfalfa, Wildflowers
*Flavor should be light & sweet.  The sweetest of all honeys sent.

  •  Local Hive Southern California Honey
Floral Sources: Alfalfa, Berries, Citrus, Clover, Sage
*Flavor is fruity and sweet.  You’ll notice a hint of orange

  •  Local Hive Texas Honey
Floral Sources: Alfalfa, Clover, Cotton, Horsemint, Tallow
*Flavor is medium bodied and sweet.  Not as sweet as Colorado.

The 411:

We love honey and add it to our shakes, apple cinder vinegar shots, tea, oatmeal, sometimes toast and chicken dishes. We even take spoon fulls when we are feeling tired, weak or have a sore throat so I was so happy to try Local Hive Honey.

We tried the New England and the Northeast honey. The New England honey was of course very similar to the Northeast honey. So far we have tried this honey in our morning warm water, lemon, honey and cinnamon concoction. We drink it every morning now that the cold weather is here. I work in daycare which means I am around sick, snotty nosed kids all day. Taking honey makes me feel like I am being proactive. 

My father's boyfriend told me that he prefers honey because it is better for diabetics but has a few more calories.  He uses honey as an alternative to sugar whenever he can for his diabetes. I am going to send him a bottle to see what he thinks about Local Hive. 

Here are some recipes from Local Hive for your Holiday cookies and frosting.
 To sweeten up your holiday table, enjoy these Local Hive™ Honey Vanilla Sugar Cookies

Local Hive™ Honey Vanilla Sugar Cookies
Makes about 24

½ cup Local Hive™ Honey
2 sticks butter, softened
1 ½ teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup sugar
3 vanilla beans (1 for frosting)
1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
3 cups flour
1/2 tablespoon cornstarch
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder 

Beat the sugar and butter on high until fluffy, between 7 - 8 ½ minutes. Scrape beans from 2 vanilla bean pods and set aside. Beat together honey, egg, egg yolk, vanilla beans and extract. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, cornstarch, salt, and baking powder.
Then add in the rest of the beaten ingredients and mix well. 
You should have a dough-consistency.

Sprinkle a cutting board or other clean area with powdered sugar. (No flour)
Roll out dough and but into your holiday shapes.
Bake on parchment paper after putting in the freezer for about 6 minutes, so they get more solid.
Bake at 350º for 9-11 minutes and cool on wire rack.

Honey Vanilla Frosting

1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup half and half
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 vanilla bean
4 cups powdered sugar
1 lb. cold butter

Scrape the beans from the vanilla bean pod and set aside.  Beat the honey, vanilla plus vanilla beans and then beat in half of the powdered sugar. Beat in the half and half. Combine this with the powdered sugar and beat until well.
After cutting the cold butter into small pieces, be sure to add it a little bit at a time, mixing on high speed with a whisk attachment or by hand. Beat on high speed for 9 minutes, or until it looks fluffy.

Decorate your holiday cookies and add sprinkles or other edible decorations and enjoy!

Disclaimer: I received complimentary products for my honest opinion. No monetary compensation was offered.

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